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I Was Treated Worse Than A Hooligan – Suarez

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Uruguay forward Luis Suarez feels he has been “treated worse than a hooligan” as he prepares to end his lengthy ban from competitive international football.

Suarez was handed a four-month ban from all football-related activity and suspended from representing Uruguay for nine competitive matches by FIFA as punishment for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup.

The 82-cap international, who featured in three friendlies following the incident – the last coming against Costa Rica in November 2014 – is now set to face Brazil (March 25) and Peru (March 29) in World Cup qualifiers, which is something he is relishing.

“It’s been such a long time so I’m obviously very keen, but I’m also relieved that it’s finally all over,” Suarez told El Observador.

“The worst is behind me and now it’s time to enjoy playing for Uruguay again, which is what I’ve spent so long waiting for.”

“I was treated worse than a hooligan, because banning someone from a football match, a training session, is just incomprehensible,” he added.

“Four months without being able to play a competitive game and a two-year international ban is too much. It just doesn’t make sense. It’s almost worse than if I’d failed a doping test.”

Suarez has been in devastating form for Spanish and European champions Barcelona this season, scoring 43 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions.

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